HELENA, Mont. — A recent settlement reached between the state of Montana and tobacco companies will help ensure the commitments made by the companies that date back to a 1998 nationwide master settlement agreement that resolved multiple state lawsuits, according to the state's attorney general.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has served Google with an investigative subpoena alleging the tech company took improper steps to have its web browser pre-installed in order to access several Android applications.
BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts is accusing an upscale shoe and clothing store owner of denying service to an African-American and Middle Easterner who were shopping in his Back Bay store.
ROCHESTER — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has filed a lawsuit against two Rochester home improvement contractors and their company for defrauding consumers with fake reviews and failing to perform services promised.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's allegations that a Quincy-based electrical and lighting product supplier overbilled hundreds of state entities, have been resolved with a $2.3 million settlement.
New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.
PHOENIX — A coalition of 19 state attorneys general, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, have filed an amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court relating to the Google class action settlement appeal that it will be deciding next term.
LITTLE ROCK — The state of Arkansas is asking online retailers to remove "unwashed" poppy seeds from their product selections after an Arkansas man died from morphine intoxication as a result of consuming tea made from the unwashed seeds.
SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has reached legally binding agreements among fast food chains to remove what are known as "no poach provisions" from their franchise agreements resulting in the companies' ending the restrictions that kept workers from moving among the chains.
CHICAGO — The state of Illinois has filed two lawsuits against Chicago-based professional fundraisers who allegedly practiced illegal fundraising and violated the state's Solicitation for Charity Act.
HONOLULU — Hawaii's Attorney General Russell Suzuki received a legal victory recently after a court ruled that litigation involving Hawaii and a financial services software company will remain in the state.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a criminal sanctions motion against backpage.com in connection with an investigation into alleged human trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors.
BOSTON — A Berkshire County hotel will pay $62,000 in restitution and penalties for alleged illegal paycheck deductions.
BALTIMORE — The state of Maryland has joined in a lawsuit that challenges a new federal tax law that will add a cap to and reduce state and local tax (SALT) deductions.
California ordered to immediately return subprime crisis money 'unlawfully diverted' to general fund
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California must immediately return more than $300 million transferred to the state's general fund from its share of billions of dollars paid by the country's largest mortgage services companies for their alleged roles in the subprime mess.
Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The State of Florida has filed a court action against a group travel sales company and its owners for allegedly failing to provide promised travel packages to college, high school, church choir and band groups who were scheduled to perform in foreign countries.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Led by Colorado's Cynthia Coffman, a bipartisan multi-state coalition of Attorneys Generals recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging its members to reject legislation that would hamper efforts to fight abusive lending practices.
Following the California Supreme Court’s rejection of gun industry advocates’ complaints about “microstamping,” a weapons-identification system regulation, Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised the results, calling the state a leader that would “not go backwards.”